Italian National and Under-21 Teams to Compete in Friuli Venezia Giulia This Autumn

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by EH

In a celebration of Italian football, the National Team and the Under-21 National Team are set to compete in Friuli Venezia Giulia this autumn, facing off against Israel and Ireland, respectively.

Governor Massimiliano Fedriga expressed the region’s enthusiasm in a statement on Sunday. “Friuli Venezia Giulia is proud to welcome back the National Team and the Under-21 National Team,” he said. “This autumn, our fans will gather in Udine and Trieste to support our flagship teams and show them all the affection, passion, and love for football that have always characterized us.”

On Monday, October 14, the National Team will play Israel at the Stadio Friuli-Bluenergy Stadium in a crucial Nations League match. The following day, the Under-21 National Team will take to the field at the Stadio Rocco in Trieste to face Ireland, with a spot in the final stages of the 2025 European Championship in Slovakia on the line.

“These are two significant events for which the Region has given and will continue to provide maximum support,” Governor Fedriga noted. “They represent a great opportunity for Friuli Venezia Giulia both from a sporting perspective and in terms of tourism promotion, which also involves major events. These initiatives not only increase the visibility and awareness of Friuli Venezia Giulia but also have positive impacts on the local economy.”

The matches promise to bring together fervent fans from across the region, reinforcing Friuli Venezia Giulia’s reputation as a hub for passionate football support and showcasing the area’s cultural and economic vitality.

Upcoming Matches:

  • National Team vs. Israel: Monday, October 14 at Stadio Friuli-Bluenergy Stadium, Udine
  • Under-21 National Team vs. Ireland: Tuesday, October 15 at Stadio Rocco, Trieste
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Edward Hunt
Edward is a defence consultant working independently for various companies and governments. He has lived in Trieste since 2017 after moving with his family from London. Currently he also writes articles for various aerospace industry magazines, works with flight simulator game developers and corrects erroneous opinions in the FT comments sections like a Boss.


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